Friday, May 27, 2016

Buffalo Gal Vintage Clothing Housewares Antiques

Vintage Silk Dress at Buffalo Gal Vintage
Vintage Silk Dress at Buffalo Gal Vintage, $75

Featured today, Buffalo Gal Vintage from Etsy.  Among the plethora of collectibles, antiques and kitsch you'll find a nice selection of vintage clothing for men and women from the 1900's through the 1980's.  This vintage clothing ranges from a 1950's cocktail dress to a 1940's rockabilly ranch button up !

Vintage Cowboy Cowgirl Shirt at BuffaloGalVintage
Vintage Cowboy Cowgirl Shirt at BuffaloGalVintage , rare, see it here. 

Originating from Buffalo New York, their women's cocktail dresses, blouses, purses and items are simply pristine.  Shown on model Ari and described in measurements you can get a great idea of how this would fit.  The photos are done in great class and look like they came fresh out of a the latest fashion magazine. it's no wonder Desiree, the owner has had her shop features in publications before. 

Vintage Dress at Buffalo Gal Vintage
Vintage Dress at Buffalo Gal Vintage should be in a magazine.

Above, the blue Brocade dress looks sultry and sexy, priced at $78.99 a real steal. Buffalo Gal Vintage simply put, brings back the past and it's worth a look see. 

Betsey Johnson Vintage Dress, Buffalo Gal Vintage
Editor's Pick : Betsey Johnson Vintage Dress, Buffalo Gal Vintage $65

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ReCreative85 Vintage Goods Antiques Collectibles

ReCreative85 Vintage Scale
Vintage Industrial Market Scale $78.00 

ReCreative85 has very unique vintage antiques and collectibles on Etsy. Above you'll see this great antique scale, a relic of yesterday! It's a piece of industrial past and has great patina. This looks like it's immortalized in time and has the words "10K" on the side.  

You'll find things in this shop from the 1800's to the 1980's.  Below sits a very functional Le John desk fan from the mid century modern era. This cute little fan is just waiting for it's new forever home.

Vintage Fan Works on Etsy
Vintage Le John Desk Fan is $72.00

Some items are not just physically attractive but can be functional in the home as well. The below item would be a great conversation piece, it's a vintage Ventura typewriter. These styles in this color are sought after.  This one, an Olivetti Underwood Ventura is refurbished and is sold at $208.00.

Vintage Typewriter ReCreative85
Olivetti Ventura Vintage Typewriter at ReCreative85 is $208.00

When I was growing up Polaroid Cameras were the rage, and I would easily waste a ton of film on my dog and friends, waiting for the pop out picture to fully develop. What fun it was, and now these cameras are still a fun addition to your home. 

Polaroid Land Camera
Polaroid Land Camera $64.00 circa 1980's with Autofocus

Planter Clock
Planter Clock : Editor's Pick find it here for $46.00 

Editor's Pick:  Planter Clock 

My absolute favorite in the whole shop is the vintage planter clock. I once saw a similar one growing up, it showed the seasons and when to plant the best crops as used by farmers. This one shows the lunar cycles and has the best fonts.  This is a great working clock and would make a great gift idea for the gardener you know. 

Planter Clock on Etsy ReCreative85
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lost and Forged Flatware Repurposed

Lost and Forged Flatware Watch
Flatware Repurposed Watch $79 makes for functional and usable item.  Find here.

Lost & Forged

Simply amazing creations are coming out of the Etsy shop LostandForged. The shop owner Douglas Heifetz from Silver Spring Maryland has found a way to use old forgotten flatware, repurposing them into functional items. Here you will find special momentos from jewelry to decor. High quality "forged" craftsmanship is used and care taken to preserve the integrity of every piece. 

Fork Cuff Bracelet Lost and Forged
Cuff Bracelet from Lost and Forged a gorgeous fork to wear forever!  $28

The shop also offers to help preserve your family heirlooms, indicating that you can send them your silverware to have them create an unforgettable piece for you. This is a way to preserve family traditions and something you can pass on.  From fork bracelets, to spoon rings, pendants, necklaces, Judaica items and accessories, you can work on a custom piece with them.  Imagine that, sending in your great grandmother's spoon to create something functionally wearable like this: 

Spoon Ring from Lost and Forged
Spoon Ring created from International Silver Century Royal Rose pattern $35.00

Judaica Bracelet from Vintage Serving Spoon & Eilat Stone,
Judaica Bracelet with Hebrew Bible Verse and Eilat Stone

Creativity comes into play with this Rare Eilat Stone (King Solomon's Mines) is embedded in an antique spoon and makes for gorgeous bracelet with inscription of Ecclesiastes 1:9 .   It has been made from a silver Wallace Silversmiths Violet pattern spoon. The Eilat stone is the national stone of Israel and also called the King Solomon Stone, as it is said his mines were loaded with them. It was originally named for the location of the stone in Eilat , Israel (though now have been found in other countries.)  Metaphysical sites claim this stone induces love, healing and calmness. What a great piece!

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Vintage Doll Clothing Patterns 18" Dolls Crochet

Miss Revlon Doll
Vintage Ideal Miss Revlon Doll, $134.99   TollethHouseVintage   

Dress your Vintage 18" Dolls  : American Girl, Effanbee, & Ideal 

Cleaning out a basement finding several 18" sleepy eye dolls on stands dressed in elaborate clothing immediately took me back to days gone by. One, a bridal doll probably 1940's to 1950's.  Back in that era it was not uncommon to get communion dolls, bride dolls, or dolls for every occasion. 

Vintage Doll Clothes
Patterns fit Vintage Dolls, these three $12.50 at AlwaysPrettyinPink

Little girls proudly displayed them on stands or posed them into tiny doll chairs in their rooms.  From Shirley Temple to Chatty Cathy, a gift of a doll was a precious thing, of which the tradition carries on to present times. Not just for girls, boys may have gotten a 1977 Electroman doll by Ideal.  Changing out clothes and posing the doll to be your little best friend wasn't abnormal.  Finding original clothing in good condition is sometimes the issue now, so many collectors choose to buy patterns to make their own.  Old McCall's patterns are sought after to make vintage style clothing to fit the dolls. 

Cowgirl Pattern for Vintage Dolls
Cowgirl pattern fits 18" dolls by Always Pretty in Pink $6.20

This is where Etsy shop Always Pretty in Pink comes in, run by Wanetta out of Canada.  Many of the crocheted patterns she offers fit 18" dolls both new and vintage ones! Cute creations that you see here would look great on your old antique, collectible, or modern collector dolls.  Anyone who can crochet can download them and start making these cute doll clothing.  From mermaid to cowgirl, this shop has everything you need for your vintage dolls.  For $6.20 per average pattern (or three for $12.50) your American Girl doll never looked so great. 

American Girl Doll Patterns
American Girl Doll Pattern $6.20 here.